Damage to the jawbone can be caused in areas where there are missing teeth. The jawbone can deteriorate and change the facial structure and make it unsuitable for a dental implant. Today’s technology can repair the inadequate bone in preparation for dental implants, restoring functionality and esthetic appearance.Read more about Bone Grafting
Depending on the dental procedure, your dentist may determine that you only need a relatively small area to be numbed so that your visit is comfortable and pain-free. There are two kinds of numbing injections. A block injection numbs an entire region of your mouth, such as one side of your lower jaw while an infiltration injection numbs a smaller area.Read more about Local Anesthesia
When a dentist extracts a tooth, the procedure leaves behind a small hole where the tooth once was. This socket can be very sensitive at first, which is why your dentist may recommend socket preservation to go along with your extraction.
A socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the socket, where the tooth once was. The goal of socket preservation is to improve the appearance of the remaining teeth and gums and to make the process of getting a dental implant at a later visit less complicated.Read more about Socket Preservation
Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extraction may be the only option. No one wants to lose a tooth, but here at Midtown Dental Associates, we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Just because extraction may be necessary doesn’t mean you have to live with missing teeth. We can provide restorative dental options to replace the extracted tooth.
- Single Implants
- Multiple Implants
- Implant Retained Dentures
- Standard Dentures
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as your "third molars" usually come in between the ages of 17 and 24. Many times they come in only partially, sideways or impacted due to limited space in your mouth. If this occurs, your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.Read more about Wisdom Teeth Removal